With more than 340,000 living alumni, the University of South Carolina has stories to tell, and Carolinian is here to tell them. From celebrated artists, scientists and business leaders to everyday alumni who embody the spirit of Carolina, this is our story — and this is your magazine.
Carolinian is published three times a year and distributed to members of the USC Alumni Association. Select features from the print edition can be found here, alongside web-exclusive stories, videos and interviews that celebrate our successes, revisit our history and remind us what it means to be a Carolinian. Forever to thee!
No one expected Ray McManus to go to college. Three USC degrees later, he’s a professor of English at USC Sumter and a celebrated poet with three books under his belt.Meet Ray McManus
Catching Up with Blue Sky
Blue Sky begins a conversation about his six-decade career as an artist this way: “I should have been an engineer.” He swears he’s not joking. But think what Columbia would have lost if Blue Sky had not filled the public arena with color and whimsy and boldness and giant pieces of art that have become Capital City landmarks.Tunnelvision Revisted
Bryan Bros Tee Off!
Wesley and George Bryan IV made their mark on the greens as Gamecock golfers. The brothers are now teeing off as golf course owners.
Maria Hickman Passes the Ball
Maria Hickman was a successful student athlete in college. Now executive associate athletics director at USC, she helps guide the success of the next generation.
King of Video
Athletics media mastermind Justin King owes his success to his team, but the USC alumnus has a singular vision and a passion for excellence.
Travian Robertson Brings It Home
Defensive end Travian Robertson nearly gave up football when his NFL career ended. Now the Gamecocks D-line coach is giving back — plus more.
South Caroliniana Library reopens; Gamecock alumni at Riverbanks Zoo
Designed by Robert Mills, a South Carolina native and the country’s first federal architect, the South Caroliniana Library opened in 1840 as the first freestanding academic library in the United States. Now, after a $10 million renovation and nearly a decade, the most iconic building on campus is reopening. Also: We meet USC alumni with degrees ranging from marine science to public relations who are making an impact at the state’s top tourist attraction, Riverbanks Zoo & Garden.
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